The Germania Sacra reveals the sources of the Church of the Old Kingdom, the backbone of the ecclesiastical and secular political order, and prepares the handed down material in manual format. It represents the church and its institutions from the beginnings of the German bishoprics in the 3rd and 4th centuries.
Century to their dissolution in the Reformation or at the beginning of the 19th century epoch-transcending. Since the beginning of 2008, the "3rd Series " of the Germania Sacra, which has been based at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, focuses on the description of the bishoprics and cathedral chapters in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The sources handed down are processed according to a uniform pattern in order to provide the research with structured and comparable data on the Church of the Old Kingdom. The Germania Sacra draws the foundations for further research on the history of the constitution and the church, the history of the empire, the economic and social history, the history of education, historical geography, the settlement history, prosopography, the history of mentality, piety and patriotism of the Middle Ages As the modern era.
The Academy of Sciences in Göttingen is a traditional scholarly society and a non-university research institution. It brings together around 400 outstanding scientists across professional and national boundaries. The German Sarca has been founded in 1751 on the cooperation between scholars of all disciplines, it has numerous and close links with the international community of knowledge. The eight German Academies of Science and Humanities include about 150 projects in the academy program, while the Göttingen Academy currently manages 25 of them,